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Hidden treasure

Hidden treasure

John L. Walters

Two hours from Paris, the historic printing house Imagerie d’Épinal is reborn as the heart of a…

 
The draughtsman’s characters

The draughtsman’s characters

D. B. Dowd

Blechman’s Ink Tank made animations that were subtle, literate and humane

 
We Made This: Technical challenge

We Made This: Technical challenge

Sarah Snaith

Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

 
Living and decaying in the plastic age

Living and decaying in the plastic age

Sophie Thomas

At every stage in the lifecycle of a package, design can add complications for recycling. Finding…

 
Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Eye editors

There’s more to type than head and hand. In their different ways, MuirMcNeil’s…
 
Golden footsteps

Golden footsteps

Ed Park

A work of deep emotional power, or a set of elaborate pranks? A new book that recreates 100 iconic…

 
From punch cutters to number crunchers

From punch cutters to number crunchers

Ferdinand P. Ulrich

In the summer of 1983, a Stanford seminar became a milestone in the long transition from craft to code

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Jason Godfrey, Dan Adams, John L. Walters

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Pleasure in the process

Pleasure in the process

John L. Walters

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

 

Strategy is never enough

Catherine Dixon

In these information-saturated, cash-strapped times, David Pye’s concept of ‘workmanship’ has much to…

 
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